Building Just, Equitable, and Effective Environmental Governance Under Biden

When President elect Joe Biden and Vice-President elect Kamala Harris take office on January 20, 2021, they will need to respond quickly to the compounding disasters of the COVID-19 pandemic and the escalating climate crisis, both of which have had a disproportionate impact on communities of color, especially Black and Indigenous communities. The need for bold climate action and for a federal leadership deeply rooted in justice have never been greater. Both will require more effective environmental data and governance systems that put justice and equity at their center.